Spring Tips for Your Nest

I am beyond excited for the return of spring! I am not sure if everyone else feels this way, but this winter seems to be lasting forever! Today I am going to share 5 out of 10 ways that I get my home ready for spring. You can find the other 5 over at Ashley Carpenters blog  Joyfully Growing next week! I hope you enjoy and please do not forget to share how you get your home ready for the season!

Spring is not only a messy time for shoes with the rain, but also a time to update your doormat. I just purchased this beauty (with a “C” monogram of course) and I just love the green stripes. You can find it here!

Another addition you can add to your front entry is a fun springtime wreath. This is a purchase I just made and I am so excited for it to arrive. This particular wreath combines two of my favorite things, tulips and pink!

Some of my favorite colors remind me of of spring so this next tip is an easy one for me. Add spring color throughout your home. I have color all over my house, but when springtime hits, I love to update home accessories with fresh colors that exude springtime. Some ideas include flowers, books, napkins and photo frames.

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Changing or updating your bedding can completely transform a bedroom. I like to keep my coverlet white or cream and add fun pillows and throws depending on the season. Here I incorporated pink, lavender and mint.

Spring Tips Essential Oil

The last tip that I have to update your home for spring is not something you can see, but smell. I currently have an obsession with essential oils and changing the scent to coordinate with the season is something that I believe enhances the feel of your home instantly. Right now I am loving the Purification essential oil from Young Living.

XOXO,

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Kitchen and Bath Trends

This past January I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Orlando for KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. I love taking the time to go to these shows to see what the up and coming trends will be. I am beyond excited to start implementing some of the products I found at KBIS in my future projects.

Mixing finishes is something I have been a fan of for a very long time. For those of you who think everything has to be brushed nickel throughout your entire home, get ready to mix it up! I adore this kitchen from True that mixes flat black and copper.

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KBIS did not disappointment in the crayola department. Not only was there color everywhere, there was bold, fun and playful colors that literally make you smile just by looking at them. For those of you who know me, you know I am not one to shy away from color and I instantly fell in love with this tiffany blue hood from Vent-A- Hood.

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This may seem like I am contradicting everything I just said, but I was so excited to see white appliances. This matte white range from Bertazzoni is stunning and I can imagine it in so many different settings.

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LED lighting just keeps getting better! Take this vanity and sink from Kohler for example. This grabbed my attention immediately and I already have plans for this beauty. This collection also has a tub that lights up!

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Built In Refrigeration has been around for sometime, yet only a few manufacturers where able to give you the true built in look, until now. Take this refrigerator from Thermador for example, rather then leaving the refrigerator stainless or using a panel to match the cabinetry, they literally used art as the panels. When closed it is breathtaking. To top it off, you just need to tap the door for it to automatically open!

I hope you are inspired by the top trends from KBIS. Would you incorporate any of these into your home? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

XOXO,

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